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New York attack suspect 'shouted Allah Akbar' after leaving truck he hit pedestrians with

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:59

The New York terror attack suspect apparently shouted "Allah Akbar" during the incident, it has been reported. At least eight people have died and several others have been injured in lower Manhattan. Witnesses reportedly told the New York Police Department (NYPD) they heard the attacker, who is a 29-year-old male, shout after he left the truck that he used to run over pedestrians.


Manhattan incident: At least six reported dead after 'deliberate act' in New York

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:24

New York Police Department sources have reported at least six deaths and several injuries in an incident in lower Manhattan, according to CNN. The incident took place near the West Side Highway and Chambers St, in close proximity to Stuyvesant High School, the Freedom Tower, and the September 11th Memorial, where the World Trade Center once stood. NYPD has reported that one person is in custody, who is believed to be the driver of a box truck drove down south from Houston Street to Chambers Street, along a bicycle path, running several pedestrians over.


NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:11

Several people were killed and numerous others injured in New York on Tuesday when a suspect plowed into cyclists and pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, and rammed another vehicle on Halloween, police said. The man left the vehicle holding up fake guns, before being shot by police and taken into custody, officers said. The incident took place close to various schools as the city celebrated Halloween.


Here's The Sexy Text A-Rod Sent J.Lo In The Middle Of Their First Date

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:58

A-Rod: He’s just like us! He, too, has been on a date where he wasn’t quite sure if it was a date or simply two friends casually hanging out.


Prosecutors: Thousands of cases impacted by lab misconduct

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:33

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have identified at least 6,000 cases impacted by a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day for eight years while she worked at a state drug lab, officials said Tuesday.


iOS 11.1 has 70 new emoji and it’s available now

Macworld - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:32

It’s time to update your iOS devices, because iOS 11.1 is here. On Tuesday, Apple pushed iOS 11.1 out of beta and made it available to the masses, ushering in a slew of improvements as well as some new features. This is the first major iOS 11 update. 

The most notable addition is a large crop of new emoji—more than 70 new characters—including new food (pie! Chinese takeout boxes!), creatures (mermaids! Fairies! Vampires!), expressions (sillier faces!), animals (giraffes! Hedgehogs! Dinosaurs!), and more. You’ll need iOS 11.1 to both send and receive these new emoji—otherwise, you’ll just see a generic empty box.

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John Kelly's Remarks On Civil War Blasted By Congressional Black Caucus Head

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:03

WASHINGTON ― Adding to the resounding criticism of White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments about the Civil War, the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday said the remarks fit a larger pattern of “repeated attempts to whitewash history” by President Donald Trump’s administration.


Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update

Macworld - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:29

Apple on Tuesday released an update to macOS High Sierra, the company’s operating system for Macs. According to the release notes, the macOS 10.13.1 update, “improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.”

The macOS update coincides with the release of iOS 11.1. You’ll need both updates to take advantage of the 70 new emoji that’s now available. If you’ve always wanted to use a vomiting face emoji, you need to install these updates right away.

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Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:23

Iraq's entire land border with Turkey is located inside the Kurdish autonomous region, and has been controlled by the Kurds since before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Iraqis set up positions between the Turkish and the Iraqi Kurdish checkpoints at the Habur border crossing between the Turkish town of Silopi and the Iraqi town of Zakho, a security source in Baghdad said.


Experts Question Story Of 2 Sailors Lost At Sea Since Early May

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:22

The two women who were rescued last week by the U.S. Navy after being stranded at sea on a sailboat for more than five months are now dealing with a different kind of challenge: Answering what experts claim are huge questions surrounding their story.


Trevor Noah Slams Kevin Spacey For Choosing 'The Worst Time' To Come Out

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:59

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Trevor Noah ripped into Kevin Spacey last night for his decision to come out of the closet following sexual harassment allegations made against him by actor Anthony Rapp.


What Did Disney Know About Harvey Weinstein?

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:55

Hollywood is no longer afraid of Harvey Weinstein.


The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:38

In a televised address on October 29, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, declared that he would step down from his post. It remains unclear whether Barzani, son of the legendary founder of the Kurdish national movement, Mustafa Barzani, would reemerge as leader in a different guise, but clearly his announcement was not part of a well-laid plan.


Trump Clams Up When Asked If He'll Pardon Paul Manafort

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:12

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump refused to answer a question Tuesday about whether he would be willing to pardon his disgraced campaign manager, clamming up and indicating he was done talking to the press.


The Latest: Bergdahl was 'gold mine' of information

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:37

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):


As Teen Gets 40 to 100 Years for Killing Half-Sister, Her Mom Tells Him: 'I Will Never Forgive You'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:57

Savon Schmus will be nearly 60 years old by the time he is eligible for parole.


Teresa Giudice lashes out against Sofia Vergara: 'She's an immigrant ... she should be nice'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:55

If you don't know who Teresa Giudice is, you better fake it.


Kenyan opposition leader calls for petitions against vote won by Kenyatta

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:46

By Katharine Houreld and Ed Cropley NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday called for pickets and petitions against an election he boycotted last week won by President Uhuru Kenyatta but stopped short of appealing for mass protests or announcing a court challenge to the result. Odinga pulled out of the vote saying it would be unfair because the election board had failed to implement reforms after the Supreme Court cited procedural irregularities and annulled an Aug. 8 vote that had been won by Kenyatta. Odinga said the Oct. 26 result would not stand but did not announce measures likely to overturn it or force the government to negotiate.


More iPhone X first impressions: Not quite a perfect 10 but still pretty great

Macworld - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:45

While the rest of the world has a few days (or, gulp, weeks) to wait for the new iPhone X, Apple has bestowed review units on a few bloggers and vloggers, and their first thoughts have arrived. And surprise, surprise, they’re very positive.

The impact on you at home: With a phone like iPhone X, first impressions matter, and Apple clearly wants everyone to know just how cool its new phone really is. The first group of hand-picked bloggers and vloggers here are a departure from the usual select-group of journalists, so Apple is targeting a very different audience with these first impressions. And Apple only gave most of its “regular” reviewers a day to get to know the new phone, much less time than usual. When in-depth reviews start landing later this week and beyond we’ll have a more technical understanding of its pros and cons, but for now, Apple wants us oohing and aaahing over the iPhone X’s cool factor.

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China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect

Top Stories - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:34

Disrespecting China's national anthem could carry a prison sentence of up to three years under a new draft law amendment, which may also affect Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported Tuesday. Some football fans in the self-governing city have booed the Chinese anthem when it was played at matches, despite appeals for restraint. China has been fine-tuning legislation on the proper way and place to sing its national anthem, recently tightening rules that already bar people from performing it at parties, weddings and funerals.


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